Mt Rainier Views

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Mt Rainier Views                                                                                                                    Mt Rainier

Here are a few more shots of Mount Rainier, with its glaciers.  As the most glaciated peak in the lower 48 states, it is the head of six different rivers.  Even though we had had over 40 days without any precipitation when these pictures were taken, there was still plenty of white on top of the mountain.    We were doing most of our walking at about 5600 foot elevation -- and it was very comfortable that day.  For those who missed one of my previous notes on Mt Rainier -- where we were had nearly 60 feet of snow this last winter season.  That had all melted, so the flowers were blooming, and the trees were trying to get some growth in before the snows begin again.

Mt Rainier with Flowers



For those who are not aware, Mt Rainier is used by mountain climbers to prepare for other mountains. As the referenced article mentions there are many reasons for using it to practice -- but two of the biggest are it accessibility, and the challenge it presents due to the glaciers with their cravasses and the rocky outcroppings.

Unless you are seasoned mountaineer, it is best to go with one of the guide teams that take multitudes of climbers to the summit eash year. 

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Comments (25)

Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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TYhat beauty is priceless. My wife and I spent a week in the area, it was impossible not to see how magnificent the sights and sounds were.

Sep 14, 2012 10:31 PM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Joe -- glad you were able to enjoy the magnificent views in the area.  Sometimes folks come to visit, even in the summer, and even after a week or two have never seen the mountain.

Sep 15, 2012 04:11 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Steven, snow capped mountains are spectacular, and one never tires of these views!  THX for sharing!

Sep 16, 2012 01:11 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Joan -- you have a couple of taller peaks there in Colorado -- but this one just goes up quickly from lowlands. Thank you for your comment.

Sep 16, 2012 09:14 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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We have beautiful property up near there, Mt. Rainier is gorgeous.

Sep 17, 2012 05:15 PM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Michelle -- any property with a view of this mountain is going to be beautiful.  Unfortunately, the Mountain is hiding these days due to all the smoke from the forest fires we are experiencing in central Washington.

Sep 18, 2012 04:22 AM
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
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Steven, I love my vicarious vacations to Washington through your photos!  Keep 'em coming!

Sep 18, 2012 10:08 PM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Laura -- I will see what I can do about getting some more up soon.

Sep 19, 2012 07:08 AM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
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Good evening Steven.

That is a great post...

It reminds me of the trip I took to the Alps mountains.

Sep 19, 2012 07:44 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Joshua -- I need to get to the Alps to see how they really compare.

Sep 19, 2012 08:02 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Steven, i always learn something different in the Rain from so many ...thanks for the share!

Sep 24, 2012 10:35 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Ginny -- Thank you for stopping by to see our mountain.  As I mentioned above, we were about 5600 foot of elevation -- the mountain goes another 8800 feet above where we were.

Sep 25, 2012 07:42 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Steven, I remember getting an amazing shot of Mount Rainier from someplace on Bainbridge Island and thinking it was just the most beautiful mountain ever!

Sep 25, 2012 12:53 PM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Patricia  - It is very magnificent - and from Bainbridge it is nearly 100 miles away - which just shows how big it really is!

Sep 26, 2012 03:03 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I'm not only NOT a seasoned mountaineer, I'm no mountaineer at all....but your pictures are beautiful!!

Sep 26, 2012 06:23 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Sharon -- that is one of the wonders of Mt Rainier; though the real mountaineers use it, there are plenty of places for those of us who are not that inclined to enjoy it also.  Thank you for your kind comment.

Sep 26, 2012 08:11 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Good morning Steven -

We love mountains and I appreciate the views you have shared.  The east side of the Sandia, Red River and Taos NM have already seen some fresh powder on their tops this year.  Very little but we'll take what we can get in the high desert.  We are way behind in our moisture for the year I think we've had something like 4 inches so far since Jan 1st.

Sep 29, 2012 09:42 PM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

John -

Though we had some good rains earlier in the year -- we have gone dry now.  Seattle has officially had the driest August and September on record -- total of .03" for the two months.  Our mountains aren't getting any white stuff yet.

Oct 01, 2012 04:20 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hi Steven, You live in a beautiful part of the country.  Thanks for the photos.  I lived in Seattle '94-'98.  Enjoyed it immensely.  Even when it was overcast for days on end I felt like I was on vacation, because everytime the clouds cleared there were such wonderful views! I could see Mt Rainer from the front door of my apartment.

Hope you get rain soon!


Oct 15, 2012 06:05 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Gloria -- thanks for the comments.  Sorry you have to put up with much worse weather in the winter there in PA than we do here.  Have a great autumn!

Oct 15, 2012 10:42 AM